Submit an answer

Erica, Teacher/Memphis

AddedMonday, May 19, 2014 at 12:50 AM

I Have a Master's Degree in Education, Can I Still Become An Engineer?
Thank you for your time first off... I am thrilled to have discovered your blog!! Ok so my situation is unique... I have a Master's Degree in K-6 education and am wanting to go back to school for chemical engineering. I come from a family of engineers actually. I do not however have much direction on how to even begin. I teach full time and would have to work while I go to school... I am willing to do what it takes but any advice or guidance on how to start would be appreciated:) Thank you so much.
Related to Chemical, Choosing a Degree
  • Kathy A. Notarianni , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Answered Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Congratulations on selecting chemical engineering as your second career!  I would start with a good, review math course to get you ready for calculus I (I’d suggest testing for math placement at a local college).  Then, I’d take college chemistry if you have not already done so.   A trip to sit down with a chemical engineering professor would be highly valuable.  Bring a copy of all college transcripts with you, this will assist in strategic planning of a path towards your degree. 

    Best wishes,